This week, New Mexico in Focus host, Gene Grant, and The Line opinion panel will share their opinions on the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The Line will also discuss a recent decision by a federal judge to appoint a special master to monitor the administration of two programs in the Human Services Division.

This week’s episode will also include an interview with the pastoral leader of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Archbishop John C. Wester to talk about issues important to the Catholic Church in New Mexico, including social justice issues and acknowledging and addressing the problem of sexual abuse.

Additionally, Producer Sarah Gustavus will speak with New Mexico author Ron Hamm about his book, Ross Calvin: An Interpreter of the American Southwest.” Ross Calvin was an Episcopalian priest who came to New Mexico in the 1920’s and wrote about our state’s landscape and people.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during pledge drives.


  • Ron Hamm, author Ross Calvin: An Interpreter of the American Southwest
  • Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe

Line Panelists

  • Dede Feldman, former state senator
  • Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
  • Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
  • Laura T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres


  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Megan Kamerick


  • Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping the life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

The Producer for New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus, with Associate Producer Kathy Wimmer. Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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